2/4/19 Week at a Glance

By on February 3, 2019

Team members at MSU’s competition on Saturday! PC: Lindsay <3


Hi team,

Welcome to Week at a Glance, your weekly digest of all things MBDT! I’d like to extend a special welcome to our newest members, we’re excited that you’re joining us for a jam-packed semester of dancing! Here’s our announcements and schedule for this week:

  • Recruitment final push! It’s our final week to recruit new members for the semester, and we need your help to build a strong future for the team!

Step 1: Share the Facebook event for our last free classes

Step 2: Attend our welcome week events on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (details below), dance with the newcomers and tell them why ballroom is the best club on campus!

  • Guys’ and Girls’ Night is this Saturday! Get ready to get dressed up for a night of camaraderie and dancing as we kick off the semester in the best possible way. Come eat, drink, and welcome our new members in this team-wide event you’ll be talking about for days to come. Some people on the team like to dress up for the night (girls in cocktail/going out dresses, guys in a nice shirt and slacks) but this is completely optional! Private event information to follow on Saturday via the paid membership email list. You must pay your $60 semester dues to attend Guys’ and Girls’ Night!
  • It’s the final week to pay your $60 semester dues if you want to attend Guys’ and Girls’ Night on Saturday (don’t make me throw you out of the party, I’m a mean bouncer). The payment methods are:

1) Venmo: username is @UMBDT

2) Check: made out to “Ballroom Dance Team”, give to any board member

3) Cash: give to any board member, be sure to get an email receipt

4) PayPal: friends and family to ballroom-exec@umich.edu, expect a fee
of ~3% if you haven’t linked your bank account

5) Card: find the team treasurer Clara or president Lizzie, 3% processing fee

Check out this semester’s showcase videos here! PC: Lizzy Xiong


Monday 2/4

7-9pm: Bronze American lesson open to A-PreC2 teams – rescheduled from last week due to the weather

9.30-11.30pm: Open practice at DTS

Tuesday 2/5

9-11pm: Newcomer review lesson, CCRB 3275. This is the place to be if you missed our Saturday lesson or just want to see everything again. Experienced team members will go over the material from the lesson on Saturday and answer all your questions 🙂

10-12pm: Open practice at DTS

Wednesday 2/6

9.30-11.30pm: Open practice at DTS

Thursday 2/7

9-11pm: Social dance lesson in CCRB 3275! Come and learn hustle and bachata in preparation for Guys’ and Girls’ Night!

10-12pm: Open practice at DTS

Friday 2/8

Pick out your outfit for Guys’ and Girls’ Night!

Saturday 2/9

4.30-6pm: Final free newcomer lesson in CCRB 3275

7pm-???: Guys’ and Girls’ Night! Join us for the best night of the semester, and welcome our new members. More information, times, and locations will be sent out to our paid email list, so be sure to pay dues by Saturday!!!

Sunday 2/10

Your ballroom team membership comes with a complimentary membership to the ballroom club! The Ballroom Dance Club meets once a week on Sundays and provides a relaxed, social environment to learn ballroom alongside the wider Ann Arbor community. You do not need to be a student to attend.

Club is in the Vandenberg Room this week, check out their website here for more info.

5-6pm: Advanced American Rumba
6-7pm: Intermediate Quickstep
7-8pm: Beginner American Viennese Waltz
8-10pm: Open Dance


Happy dancing,


Michigan Ballroom President

PC: Jack Boezwinkle